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Cyber Crime

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: CYB70004

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit of study aims to provide students with an overview of the discipline of criminology through a presentation of the major theoretical models as well as the application of these models to a variety of criminal justice settings. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within the criminal justice system. The profiles of cybercriminals will be examined in order to develop strategies for early cyber crime prevention.


  • Nature of cybercrime
  • The application of existing criminal law principles to the detection, investigation and prosecution of cyber crime
  • Markets in hacker services; the organised criminal nature of cyber attacks
  • Online underground economy, the Dark Net and crypto currencies
  • How nations and states regulate the criminal activity of those persons and organizations located abroad
  • Cybercriminal profiling for cyber crime detection and prevention

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